Equality

Equality : Selected Readings

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Louis Pojman and Robert Westmorland have compiled the best material on the subject of equality, ranging from classical works by Aristotle, Hobbes and Rousseau to contemporary works by John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, Michael Walzer, Harry Frankfurt, Bernard Williams and Robert Nozick; and including such topics as: the concept of equality; equal opportunity; Welfare egalitarianism; resources; equal human rights and complex equality. CONTENTS: Introduction: The Nature and Value of Equality I. Classical Readings: 1. Aristotle: Justice and Equality 2. Thomas Hobbes: Equality in the State of Nature 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: On the Origins of Inequality 4. David Hume: On Justice and Equality 5. Francis-Noel Babeuf and Sylvain Marechal: The Manifesto of Equality II. On the concept of Equality Itself 6. Felix E. Oppenheim: Egalitarianism as a Descriptive Concept 7. Dennis McKerlie: Equality and Time 8. Larry Temkin: Inequality III. General Considerations 9. Immanuel Kant: Groundwork for a Metaphysic of Morals 10. Robert Nozick: Justice Does Not Imply Equality 11. J.R. Lucas: Against Equality 12. Stanley I. Benn: Egalitarianism and the Equal Consideration of Interests 13. Gregory Vlastos: Justice and Equality IV. Equal Opportunity 14. John Schaar: Equality of Opportunity and Beyond 15. James Fishkin: Liberty versus Equal Opportunity 16. Peter Westen: the concept of Equal Opportunity 17. Robert Nozick: Life is not a Race 18. William Galston: A Liberal Defense of Equal Opportunity V. The Contemporary Debate on the Nature and Value of Equality 19. John Rawls: Equality and Desert 20. Wallace Matson: Justice: A Funeral Oration 21. Kai Nielson: Radical Welfare Egalitarianism 22. R.M. Hare: A Utilitarian Defense of Equality 23. Richard Arneson: Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare 24. Eric Rakowski: A Critique of Welfare Egalitarianism 25. Thomas Nagel: Equality and Partiality 26. Harry Frankfurt: Equality as a Moral Ideal 27. Eric Rakowski: A Defense of Resource Equality 28. Louis Pojman: On Equal Human Worth: A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism 29. Michael Walzer: Complex Equality Appendix 30. Kurt Vonnegut: Harrison Bergeron Bibliographyshow more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 166 x 232 x 24mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
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  • 0195102509
  • 9780195102505
  • 1,675,372

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INTRODUCTION: THE NATURE AND VALUE OF EQUALITY ; I. CLASSICAL READINGS ; 1. Justice and Equality ; 2. Equality in the State of Nature ; 3. On the Origins of Inequality ; 4. On Justice and Equality ; 5. The Manifesto of Equality ; II. ON THE CONCEPT OF EQUALITY ITSELF ; 6. Egalitarianism as a Descriptive Concept ; 7. Equality and Time ; 8. Inequality ; III. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ; 9. Groundwork for a Metaphysic of Morals (second formula of the categorical Imperative and other selections) ; 10. Justice Does Not Imply Equality ; 11. Against Equality ; 12. Egalitarianism and the Equal Consideration of Interests ; 13. Justice and Equality ; IV. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ; 14. Equality of Opportunity and Beyond ; 15. Liberty versus Equal Opportunity ; 16. The Concept of Equal Opportunity ; 17. Life is Not a Race ; 18. A Liberal Defense of Equal Opportunity ; V. THE CONTEMPORARY DEBATE ON THE NATURE AND VALUE OF EQUALITY ; 19. Equality and Desert ; 20. Justice: A Funeral Oration ; 21. Radical Welfare Egalitarianism ; 22. A Utilitarian Defense of Equality ; 23. Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare ; 24. A Critique of Welfare Egalitarianism ; 25. Equality and Partiality ; 26. Equality as a Moral Ideal ; 27. A Defense of Resource Equality ; 28. On Equal Human Worth: A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism ; 29. Complex Equality ; Appendix ; 30. Harrison Bergeron ; Bibliographyshow more

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